HP embraces I/O as a strategic decision with its HP storage arrays, HP 8Gb and 16Gb Fibre Channel
(16GFC) Host Bus Adapters (HBAs), HP FlexFabric adapters for 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE), including protocol offload processing for FC over Ethernet (FCoE), iSCSI and TCP/IP. HP partners with Emulex to deliver intelligent I/O solutions to support the latest technologies and meet the service-level agreements (SLAs) of your customers. Along with FC and iSCSI connectivity for HP 3PAR, LeftHand, iBRIX and StoreOnce Storage, HP also deploys LAN on Motherboard (LOM) cards known as HP FlexFabric adapters. The adapters are converged-ready Network Interface Cards (NICs) and Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) based on Emulex technology, designed for simplified deployment and engineered for reliability. HP offers FlexibleLOM adapters for both HP ProLiant servers and HP BladeSystem c-Class servers. These FlexibleLOMs offer full support for FCoE, iSCSI, and Ethernet, all at the price of a standard 10GbE adapter. FlexFabric LOMs and adapters provided by Emulex support both Virtual Connect Flex-10 and Virtual Connect Flex Fabric.
So what does this end to end I/O connectivity mean for your customers? By selecting intelligent I/O solutions exclusively provided by Emulex, HP delivers high performance and extremely reliable 8GFC and 16GFC HBAs, and 10GbE I/O connectivity with the greatest protocol flexibility for a converged network environment – across your server and storage infrastructure. With these intelligent I/O solutions, HP customers reduce operational expenditures (OPEX) and capital expenditures (CAPEX) through:
- Flexible I/O connectivity
- Lower power and cooling requirements
- Ease of upgrading and management
- Industry-leading performance
- Exceptional reliability
For more information on the HP FC and 10GbE solutions provided by Emulex, please visit our microsite, or download this solutions brief to read more about HP’s end to end I/O connectivity provided by Emulex here.